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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ss, May 13, 2008.

  1. ss

    ss New Member

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    my name is steve and i am hoping for a career change into IT within the next few years in currently re-sitting my maths and english exams and doing the ECDL course i have also just purchased the Microsoft MCDST self paced training kit my plan is to study and pass the MCDST exam then do the vista exam before making a move on a career change sometime within the next 2-3 years would be nice but whatever happens happens I'm looking for some advice,direction or a complete overhaul of my plan if you would be so kind to help me out :biggrin
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    Are you already doing an ECDL course if so carry on, if not I wouldn't bother as it has more to do with administration & using office than IT related issues.

    Before you start and the MCDST I would recommend doing compTIA A+ and compTIA N+ before the MCDST as both will give you a good grounding and should set you up nicely for the MCDST.

    Also you can do those certs by self study so there's no need to pay out lots of cash to a company who will most likley give you some books and tell you to read them then charge you for the privelage
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF Steve.

    Probably the best path for you, if you are looking to get into a desktop support role, would be to do the CompTIA A+ (which covers hardware and operating systems). The Net+ which covers Networking in general i.e. non vendor specific. then go on the the Microsoft MCDST path.

    The CompTIA certs are a good foundation to build further knowledge upon.

    Good luck.

    Pete
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  4. Chopperchand

    Chopperchand Nibble Poster

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    Hi and welcome, good luck with your studies
     
    WIP: MCSA Sql Server 2012
  5. BosonJosh

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    Hello and welcome!
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    What they said. Welcome!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  7. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  8. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome aboard :cowboy
     
  9. ss

    ss New Member

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    first off thanks for the welcome
    yes i've already started my ECDL wish i hadnt botherd but at the time it was something to do wile taking my other exams
    think i will take a look at the A+ and see how i get on i did think of that a wile ago but was told i wouldnt need to then advised to then not then to then not,to,not,to,not,aaaaaahhhhh lol so this time im sticking with what you guys recomend
    there is a lot of usefull info on here and i can see i have alot of reading to do
    glad to be here
    steve
     
  10. hbroomhall

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    ECDL is a *very* basic introduction to computers - suitable for the complete novice! However - I found some of the modules useful to give me a rather more structured overview of Office apps than just diving in and trying things! So passing ECDL can be useful.

    Harry.
     
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  11. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST
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  12. Fastracksteve

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    Hi and good luck with the studies :D
     
    Certifications: CCDA ACSE CCWA Mitel SX2000 & 3300
  13. ss

    ss New Member

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    yeah good point funny thing is though because i have never worked in a office nor had the need to use Microsoft office or works, modules 4,5 and 6 are new to me so thanks for pointing that out i shall now approach this with more of an interest rather than just thinking it was slowing me down from studying what i really want to
     
  14. Rafek

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    Hello & welcome
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
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